Rabbi Jonathon Sacks has written an excellent article, relevant to anti-Israel activity on UK Campuses. The article, entitled Is academic freedom still honoured in British Universities?, is a powerful response to the anti-Israel intimidation on campus. It puts academics very much on notice, holding them and university administrators to task.
Rabbi Sacks has published an excellent book, entitled Future Tense; see a review here and here. Somewhat predictably, Antony Lerman, in the Guardian, is critical. Rabbi Sacks argues that the Jewish response to anti-semitism, including that which masquerades as anti-Zionism, should be to build alliances and be outwards, rather than turning inward. He discusses the particularist and universalist aspects of Judaism, and in one paragraph, reminds us that a Jewish teaching is that non-Jews can go to heaven, whereas Christian and Islamic theology are more exclusive. He notes “Someone once defined a liberal as somebody who can’t even take his own side in an argument and sometimes the defence of British values sounds like that,”